OFAC ADDS 8 INDIVIDUALS AND 7 ENTITIES TO SANCTIONS LISTS AND CONNECTED TO THE NETWORK OF KREMLIN-CONNECTED RUSSIAN OPERATIVE YEVGENIY PRIGOZHIN

On 23 September, OFAC advised that it has added 7 Russian and 1 Finnish individual; plus 4 Finnish, 2 Russian and a Central African Republic companies to its SDN Lists.  The listings are linked to action against the network of Kremlin-connected Russian operative Yevgeniy Prigozhin, targeting entities and individuals working on behalf of Prigozhin to advance Russia’s influence in the Central African Republic.  Concurrently, OFAC is targeting those that have supported the Russian Federal Security Service directly, as well as those that assist persons helping designated Russian actors to evade US sanctions.  Prigozhin is the leader and financier of the Internet Research Agency (IRA), the Russian troll farm that was first designated by OFAC in 2018. 

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/recent-actions/20200923_33

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm1133

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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